Tuesday, August 23, 2016

An Expiration Date

I have been having a little trouble with my knee this past week and have been sorta house and ice pack bound. I posted this quote on my blog two years ago, shortly after Shawn had passed away, and was reminded of it by Facebook this past week. It so totally described Shawn's approach to living her life. This quote made me want to rethink how I spent my everyday over the last two years since her death. I can only say...she was so right! I want to live my life doing what I love, bring a smile and a little joy to the lives of others I touch. I am so grateful to have found my art. I am the lucky one, I know exactly what I want to do with the rest of my time here, while so many people I know, are still  frantically searching or wasting their days  just trying to stay busy.

I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the 
end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and 
errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the 
car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my 
walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw 
parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I 
want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the 
Shauna Niequist

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Thank You for letting me share. I always end my blog post with a statement that has come to mean so much to me...

Enjoy Life Now...

It Has An Expiration Date

Sue Frank


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